With two of the top four falling, a new No. 1 has been crowned at the top of the College Football Playoff Rankings. On the other hand, a few others entered the conversation. Now, with two weeks before the conclusion of the regular season, there are still arguments to be made. Until then, here are the most recent CFP Rankings:
College Football Playoff Top 25
8. Notre Dame
9. Ohio State
10. Penn State
13. Oklahoma State
14. Washington State
16. Mississippi State
17. Michigan State
19. NC State
25. Boise State
Working our way up from the bottom, curiousity surrounded where the likes of Georgia and Notre Dame would fall. Clearly head-to-head continues to mean something as the Bulldogs recorded a win over the Fighting Irish earlier in the season. As both fell on the same week, Georgia dropped six spots to No. 7 overall just ahead of ND at No. 8 in the latest rankings. It likely means Notre Dame will be on the outside looking in.
Benefitting the most, Auburn jumps from No. 10 to No. 6 in this week’s rankings. Scheduled to play the Alabama Crimson Tide, the Tigers could easily make another statement with two wins over a No. 1 program. Also soaring the rankings, Miami jumps into the top three. With a date against Clemson, it’s beginning to feel like an elimination game.
At No. 4, the Oklahoma Sooners have a right to be angry. Securing wins over two top ten opponents on the road alongside a convincing win this past weekend, some thought OU would jump to No. 2. However, the Clemson Tigers have the most wins over top twenty-five opponents and that cannot be ignored by the committee.
There’s still a bit of football left to be played and the landscape will continue to shift.